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Carboxylic acids are reduced to alcohols by lithium aluminium hydride.

Note that under the basic conditions generated by the lithal, the carboxylic acid will be deprotonated to the carboxylate anion and this is actually the species being reduced.

Generic Organic reaction

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Carboxylic acid (generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Lithium aluminium hydride     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
1° Alcohol (generic)     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Ease of Reduction of Organic FGs by Lithal
Functional Group Interconvertion
Multistep: LA/B mechanism
Reduction: Of Substrate By Reagent

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